Drive
Written by James Sallis

2005 ***1/2 158 pages

I'd been wanting to see the film version of this novel for quite some time, but I'd never gotten around to it. Finally, I picked up this short book and read through it in one sitting, then watched the film immediately after. It's a brisk, engaging little read, even if it does seem to be a bit all over the place, lacking proper focus. I don't think I'll ever read it again, but I would be interested in finding its sequel, Driven, to find out what happens next. All in all, I feel the film is an improvement over this book. The story centers around a film stunt driver who moonlights as a getaway driver.


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